Melania Trump will not accompany President Donald Trump to the G7 summit in Canada on Friday or to his historic summit in Singapore on June 12, it was revealed on the 24th day the first lady hasn't been since in public since her surgery.
President Donald Trump left the White House Friday afternoon for a weekend at the presidential retreat in Maryland.
That dinner is traditionally hosted by both the president and the first lady, offering a possible opportunity for the seemingly missing in action first lady to make an appearance and finally put the #whereisMelania hashtag to rest.More news: Microsoft in Talks to Buy GitHub
Her absence from public events she would normally attend has sparked speculation in the U.S. media and on Twitter.
But concerns were triggered by the President himself when the following week when he was asked about his wife's recovery he pointed out of a window and said: "She's doing great".
Stephanie Grisham, the first lady's communications director, told ABC News that the first lady will be skipping the trips.
In her absence, rumors and conspiracy theories have flourished.More news: IPhone battery health menu first look
But she remained in the hospital until May 19, with Grisham telling CNN that she was "in high spirits". But the first lady has yet to reappear in public or attend any official events - and is now expected to miss two of the most significant events on her husband's calendar this year.
After weeks without public appearances or statements, the first lady tweeted this week to respond to questions about her whereabouts and suggesting the "media is working overtime". "Most of us don't even know cursory information about her - I would bet most people don't even know her home country".
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